10 Photos in This Gallery
These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.
These were photographed at various Houston locations, with several on lower Westheimer.
In Houston a bayou is a glorified drainage ditch. I live close to Braes Bayou and often use its hike and bike trail. Sometimes I take my camera along and shoot while walking or bike riding.
Houston artist Ivete Lucas is pictured wearing colorful hose. She and her husband constructed the tree sculpture which stands behind her, at Lawndale Center for the Arts. Her friend Zahira is to her right and the other two girls were the most interestingly dressed ones I could round up for the shot. Chris was tending bar that evening along with the two girls. Claudia is a friend and the shot is a set up.
Many photos are of recognizable places, like the Manhattan skyline. None of these landscapes are of instantly identifiable locations. The two aerials were photographed somewhere between Houston and LA, but I can’t tell you even what state is pictured. Remaining images are from Kauai, but without the Hawaii tag, nobody would ever know. [A fellow blogger who is also a pilot identified "Farmland II". See the comments.]
Just a few photos I grabbed downtown and in Montrose while stuck here in Houston. I asked a couple if I could take their picture and they immediately started kissing. It was the day after Valentine’s day. ”Photographer in a Dress” won Picture of the Week at the highly competitive Nikon Gear photo forum.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Janavi in her studio. She is also a scuba diver and we had an acquaintance in common in India. Of this group, April Murphy is the only one that I have known for a while. She appears with a work in progress. Vincent Fink’s work is all about fantasy. Paige does abstract floral paintings. All of these artists were photographed at the Winter and Spring Street Studios Second Saturday open house.
On my last full day on Kauai I went up to Hanalei Bay to see the high seas. Someone tried to go surfing. Paramedics took him away in an ambulance. Locals say it is possible to get swept off the dock by a rouge wave.
These were photographed on the Mahaulepu Trail, at various beaches or in the hills behind Kapaa. I did eat every bite of the delicious Ronald Burger at Joe’s on the Green in Poipu.
These were photographed around the hotel, in Kapaa or in the hills behind the town.
Here are a few views on the way up and from the top of Wiamea Canyon. I was a bit disappointed when the clouds came rolling in, but managed to make the best of it.
Hanalei Bay was featured in the movie The Descendants. It is the location of some of the most expensive beach homes in the world.
The Kuilau Trail is one of the easier ones on Kauai and offers stunning views of the area surrounding the Blue Hole.
Kapaa is a town in what is called the central area of Kauai. It is about 5 minutes from the airport.
Taken on my Way to LA, over Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in the vast Southwest of the USA.
Houston is covered with railroad tracks and is a major rail freight hub.
These were shot on Harrisburg Street in the East End, on Elysian, North of downtown Houston and EaDo (East Downtown).
The final days of 2013 brought opportunities to photograph volunteer models encountered in and near downtown Houston, along with a few candid street shots. I couldn’t go to Mexico for the holidays, so I made do at home.
I went to a big New Year’s eve party at a local hotel. They had a nice buffet, a Salsa band, and the deal included a room. At midnight all of the electronic keys stopped working. Apparently, they knew this was going to happen because they had new keys waiting at the desk for hundreds of guests. Those keys did not work and someone had to let everyone in with a hard master key. The hotel gave us a $75 credit, and will remain nameless. I am still there…
Yesterday it rained right up until sunset when the sun appeared, blessing the land with perfect golden light. There were fresh puddles at the curb and leaves were turning colorful.
Except for the pipes these photos are from the Baldwin Park area. The pipes carry raw sewage while the original underground sewers are being repaired.
The Woodland Heights Historic District is just a stone’s throw North of downtown Houston. It is beginning to show signs of gentrification. The final two photos were taken in the nearby Houston Heights.
East of downtown Houston the scene is made up of industrial sites alternating with Hispanic neighborhoods.
These photos were taken at last Saturday’s Via Colori next to city hall in downtown Houston and the Artcrawl at the Nance Street warehouse district North of downtown Houston. The weather that day, and since, has been more like Seattle than Texas, cold, wet and overcast. Some of the artists made use of the rain water to rub their pastels into the pavement. Others said they were cold, but relieved to have a reduced level of dust.